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How to keep you and your plumbing business out of financial difficulty

Pandle

Lee Murphy is the founder of Pandle (www.pandle.com) the cloud bookkeeping software specifically for small businesses and the self-employed.

Neglecting your books because you are too busy dealing with the everyday job could be disastrous for your business finances.

Cashflow problems are the biggest killer of small businesses, with recent research showing over 70% of SME owners see it as their biggest threat.

It is easier today than ever before to avoid financial problems thanks to online bookkeeping software, many of them free.

Rhino App Users Talk Their Way to Business Efficiency.

Rhino Small Business App

A key feature of the new Rhino Small Business App that’s proving highly popular with its rapidly-increasing user base is the voice function. Rhino users are reporting significant time savings with routine business admin by dictating the content of invoices, estimates, notes and appointments, directly on their smartphones.

Rhino already boasts an impressive ability to create an estimate or invoice in 30 seconds or less, with important information like the customer’s details and payment terms filled in automatically. You can also use the voice function to reduce this time even further, allowing descriptive narratives to be added easily without using the keyboard.

Water conservation - why it should be a year-round conversation

WEPL-approved products

The UK has been in the grip of a heatwave for the past few weeks, with the prolonged dry spell creating increasing difficulties across the country enter the Water Efficient Product Labelling Scheme (WEPL).

A hosepipe ban has already been introduced (and lifted) in Northern Ireland, while United Utilities, which services the north west of England, has already warned that a hosepipe ban will be introduced on August 5.

Guide to public liability insurance

Public liability insurance

Public liability insurance is one of the most important forms of business cover, but how does it apply to your business?

We’re here to answer that question, and many more, with our comprehensive guide to public liability insurance. So sit back, grab a cup of tea and get ready to learn some helpful tips and tricks that should leave you with a clearer sense of what public liability is all about.

What is public liability insurance?

It’s designed with third parties in mind. That means that cover is available for most people that interact with your business including customers, clients and members of the public.

My energy bills were really high last winter. How can I make my heating system more efficient?

Drayton heating

With winter just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about cutting cold-weather energy costs says Drayton. Over 80% of a home’s energy consumption is used for heating and hot water, so looking at new ways of controlling this can have a big impact on your bills.

A smart multi-room heating system is a great long-term investment that will save you money as well as make your home more comfortable, by only heating the rooms you’re using and to the temperatures you prefer. In fact, according to BEAMA adding smart controls to your heating system can save over 40% in running costs and a 25% reduction in energy bills.*

Best-Ever Filter Launched by Sentinel

 Sentinel

Meeting customer demand for superior heating system protection products is what Sentinel has been doing for 30 years – and its latest major innovation is no exception. The new Sentinel Eliminator Vortex300 Filter has not only been independently verified to collect more magnetic debris on continuous pass than any other compact filter on the market, but is also the company’s most compact, robust, and easy to install and service filter to date. What’s more, the Eliminator Vortex300 filter eliminates all of the major problems installers face with most other brand filters, such as leaks and difficult handling, instead answering the call for a powerful magnetic filter with exceptional build quality, leak-free design, and compact size.